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Letter: Ensuring fairness

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

My name is Robert Kovacs. I hold the position of trustee for Geneva Township. Recently, I challenged several names and addresses on the signature petitions filed by a candidate for the township's clerk position in the April election. The Kane County Chronicle has reported on that challenge and its outcome.

Having never objected before, I was gratified by the thoroughness of the legal process. Documents were filed, call notices were delivered, the board of electors was convened and there were hours spent by elected and appointed officials to review the objections.

It opened my eyes to the process of government and to the degree of care to ensure fairness and justice.

I want to publicly thank the Geneva Township Electoral Board – namely J. Patrick Jaeger, chairman; Tim O'Neil, attorney; and Barbara Olson, township clerk, for their due diligence and service to our community.

I also want to assure the residents of Geneva Township that we have an active board that is looking out for their interests.

Robert KovacsGeneva Township trustee

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